Taking a Walk

If someone told you they took a walk and they were all excited about it you might think, what’s the big deal it’s only a walk? When they tell you it was a walk on water, now they have your attention! The idea of walking on water is ridiculous unless the thought comes from God.

Matthew 14:26-29 (NKJV) 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” 28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.

I wonder if Peter wasn’t a bit surprised when Jesus said “come,” after all Peter had never walked on water before. Asking Peter to walk on water was not a natural request, it was a thought that came from Heaven. When Jesus said “come” and Peter stepped out of the boat onto the water, he was in God’s perfect will at that time in his life.

If we are going to walk with God, we will be required to do things we have never done before. We will have to walk by faith and not by sight. The only way to reach our destination or accomplish what God has assigned us to do will be to stay in faith.

Peter was doing well until he allowed the conditions surrounding him to move him off the word Jesus had spoken to him. Unfortunately, we all do what Peter did at different times. What we must do in those times is what Peter did, he cried out to Jesus, and Jesus “The Word” rescued him.

You can be sure that when you decide to take on a faith project or “take a faith walk,” you will encounter resistance, but resistance alone does not have the ability to stop you. Only you can do that.

If you start with the Word then stick with the Word, it has the power to keep you walking to the finish line every time. Praise God forevermore!

-Pastor Henri Talbot